Tremors [DVD] [1990]

In the popular horror-comedy Tremors, it's not what's under the sun you've got to look out for -- it's what's under the ground. Universal has done a fair job on this 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen transfer. While it's disappointing that this film wasn't given anamorphic treatment, this is a still a very nice transfer with sharp colors and well-defined black levels. The picture is crisp and detailed with a minimum of grain, dirt, and edge enhancement. The audio is presented in Dolby Surround and is only moderate. Tremors is a film that could have easily benefited from a 5.1 remix. Sadly, fans are stuck with this lackluster Dolby Surround mix that has some channel separation, though the bulk of the soundtrack is still filtered mainly through the center speaker. Also included on this disc are Spanish subtitles, English captions, and Dolby Surround soundtracks in French and Spanish. What Tremors lacks in the technical department, it makes up for in its supplements. This edition of Tremors starts off with an almost hour-long documentary on the making of the film. This is a great retrospective that features lots of behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews with much of the cast and crew from the film. A collection of deleted scenes and outtakes are featured in a rough full-frame version that should please fans. A short production featurette is basically one large promotional trailer for the film, though it does include a few insightful interviews with some of the cast and crew. Finally, there are some production notes, some interview profiles on select cast and crew members, a short gallery of production stills, two full frame theatrical trailers for Tremors, and a theatrical trailer for the sequel Tremors 2: Aftershocks.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (81 out of 81)

Synopsis


Tremors
Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly) circumstances. Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures -- that are smart as well as fast -- close in on them, stalking them like monster sharks. The film benefits from the presence of special effects that are good enough to pull this all off, keeping the shock value high, and also from a subtly humorous script and performances to match by the entire cast, and director Ron Underwood's breezy pacing of the whole picture. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Bacon
    Kevin Bacon - Valentine McKee
  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - Earl Basset
  • Finn Carter
    Finn Carter - Rhonda LeBeck
  • Michael Gross
    Michael Gross - Burt Gummer
  • Reba McEntire
    Reba McEntire - Heather Gummer



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TREMORS IS AWESOME

    Posted
    lucky55
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    I;m a huge tremors fan i have all 4 movies and the entire series on DVD...and i still watv them several times a year. Tremors has just the right amount of everything i think it's the kind of movie you'll want to watch again and again. i'm very happy it's coming to blu-ray i can't wait to buy it in november so if you are the kind of person who likes old tme desert monster movies with plenty of scares and laughs then this is for you ENJOY! BECAUSE I KNOW I WILL.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MONSTER MOVIE !

    Posted
    Zombikill

    this is my favorite monster movie, and now arriving on blu ray looks great, the sound is not bad, and the piture is suprisingly good ! all the concepts in this movie story and actors work great with eachother, and create a movie that has comedy yet suspens at the same time but walks the tight rope perfectly between the two, and in the correct order. great movie , my favorite kevin bacon movie. blu ray earns a solid 5/5 stars In the PQ & AQ great new release highly recommended, the secon movie is great too, hope that comes out on blu ray !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A lot of fun

    Posted
    BlurayMark

    I sell at video stores blu-rays after I watch them and decide either that they were not that good or they don't have replay value. I fully expected to be selling this one. I was shocked to see how much fun it was. Kevin Bacon was great. Michael Gross was very entertaining. Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon had good chemistry. Bobby Jacoby did a good job playing an obnoxious teenage boy. The picture was quite good. I was a little surprised by that. All things considered, this is fun movie. I would definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    tremors is an all time classic

    Posted
    tooshort74
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    well all i can say is tremors is a classic through back to the classics horrors films if you want to see a classic horror movie than watch tremors and it is well worth owning and i saw this in theaters when it came out and it was amazing film from start to finish and kevin bacon is awesome in this film bc he has some good funny one liners and the rest of the cast is great too to bad none of the sequels wear not even close as good as the first one and well worth buying on blu-ray and the blu-ray has all the extras that was on the dvd

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only Worth the Buy If You Don't Have on Dvd

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Tremors' is a film that turned out much better than I thought it would, and is therefore well worth a viewing. Whether or not to purchase the dvd will depend on if you already have it on standard dvd, and how much you like the movie. If you already have it, the moderately improved picture (which is only really noticeable on a large Hi-Def widescreen television) is probably not worth forking over the extra money for. No new bonus features are included that weren't on the previous dvd.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressed!

    Posted
    Ravan

    I have the old dvd copy of this film, I watched it a few months back and realized how grainy and washed out it looked, so when this went on sale, I decided to give it a shot, and boy was I blown away. The colour is excellent, the sound is fantastic, everything you would expect from a hi-def blu ray, buy it if you love this movie, I promise you wont be disappointed! The picture is so perfect and sharp that it actually feels like you are watching it live....have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a fun movie

    Posted
    Filmfan
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    A great monster film. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward have great chemistry. But Michael Gross and Reba McEntire steal the show as the survivalist couple. The disc comes with plenty of exciting extras. One of the most entertaining times you'll have at a monster movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific sci-fi comedy/thriller

    Posted
    Peter
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    This is a movie that far exceeds the sum of its parts. Having met Fred Ward I am partial to his films but that is not an aspect of this review. The sic-fi part does not ask the viewer to a leap to the stupid side of suspended disbelief. Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon are just super, real chemistry in their performances in this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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